Fantasy football transfer tips including Son to sink City and Arsenal’s in form attackers
Robbie Purves | September 29, 2016
Fantasy football transfer tips
The Premier League is back with its seventh instalment of games and features some intriguing encounters and individual match-ups.
With the next wave of fixtures just around the corner you may be tempted into some alterations, here, Coral football writers have picked out some Premier League fantasy football transfer tips.
Note that you must make your changes by 19:00 BST on Friday this week.
Son to sink City?
After fantasy football favourite Harry Kane fell out of the team because of injury, with now just 6.6 per cent of players possessing the player, Son Heung-min has filled in superbly.
The South Korean now has 37 fantasy points to his name, rocketing up the rankings at the bargain price of £7.5m. Son has recorded four goals and an assist in his last three Premier League games and is bang in form, coming into the fixture as a Tottenham hero – netting the winner in their Champions league clash against CSKA Moscow.
Combine this with the fact Spurs have triumphed in their previous two fixtures against Manchester City, and Son looks a solid addition.
He is 15/2 with Coral to score first against the Sky Blues.
At the moment, Arsenal are a fantasy players dream, racking up points like no other.
However, two names in particular stand out from the flying Gunners side. Two-time Copa America winning Chilean Alexis Sanchez featured in last week’s Dream Team, collecting a whopping 14 points in their 3-0 rout over Chelsea.
Sanchez has four goals and three assists in his last four league outings and had a helping hand in both Arsenal’s goals in the Champions League this week. His selection looks even more appealing as he has netted in each of his three outings against Arsenal’s weekend opponents Burnley and is super shout replace injured Kevin De Bruyne.
Alternatively, for a cheaper in form option at £7.6m, look to add Theo Walcott. The speedster looks to have finally found his scoring touch, finding the net twice in his previous two league games and is coming off a Champions League midweek brace.
Arsene Wenger’s outfit are 11/2 to emulate their European fixture with a 2-0 triumph.
Lallana leads Reds rout?
Adam Lallana has three goals and assists this term with a fantasy return of 40 points for just £7.2m. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been unstoppable of late, recording just one loss in their opening eight games in all competitions, and are currently on a winning run of four outings.
Lallana is coming off a terrific showing against Hull City on matchweek six, netting and assisting two. Not only is he in form, he also boasts a fantastic record against his opponents this week Swansea City.
The England midfielder has three goals in seven encounters with the Welshmen. With this is mind, consider Lallana, as 12 per cent of fantasy players have already added him.
Alternatively, Daniel Sturridge could be a good addition, as he has scored in four of eight matches against Swansea.
Slimani to strike?
Leicester City’s record signing Islam Slimani has two goals in as many Premier League games, and seems to be forming a real understanding with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
On top of this, the powerful marksman netted in the club’s first ever home Champions League game, in a win over Porto.
This brings Slimani’s total in league competitions in the last two campaigns 29 in 35 appearances, a deadly record up there with the best.
Lukaku leads Ronald’s revolution
Romelu Lukaku has been at the forefront of new Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s new look Toffees, leading them to fifth place in the league table.
Belgian striker Lukaku has found the net four times in five league games and possesses a brilliant record that will intrigue fantasy players. With three goals in six outings against Everton’s weekend opponents Crystal Palace, a £9.3m move for fantasy league’s joint fourth highest scoring forward could be worth a move.
Lukaku is 7/2 to net first against palace.
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